Consulting & Advisory
Demand for tier one and tier two strategy houses in supporting governments with long-term ‘visions’ and plans remains strong.
Over the past 10 years, we have seen the sector continue to develop and broaden, particularly in audit, compliance, strategy, tax and other niche sub-sectors.
Demand for tier one and tier two strategy houses in supporting governments with long-term ‘visions’ and plans remains strong…
Following a period of falling returns between 2014 and 2016, the GCC’s professional service industry saw a resurgence, with the management consultancy sub-sector alone seeing 9.1 per cent growth in 2018 and crossing the $3 billion mark for the first time.
2020 presented an enormous opportunity to the consulting and advisory business, even though at the time the sector saw an estimated decline of 18 per cent throughout the course of the year.
Despite the difficult times, demand for these services remains high – and creating a need for highly qualified individuals to fill crucial roles. Over the past 10 years, we have seen the sector continue to develop and broaden, particularly in audit, compliance, strategy, tax and other niche sub-sectors. Demand for tier one and tier two strategy houses in supporting governments with long-term ‘visions’ and plans remains strong.
Over the last five years, in particular, we have seen a growth in implementation consultancies that specialise in project management, technology and delivery to help organisations and government entities carry out these long-term strategic plans.
For more than 10 years, the Cooper Fitch Professional Services team has been actively involved in supporting advisory, management consultancy and technology consultancy firms throughout the Gulf and the wider Middle East.
As economies work to recover over the next few years, we expect ample growth in this market among tier one and tier two consultancies, with local boutique firms and global consulting giants alike being critical as organisations develop and execute new strategies, drive change and penetrate new markets.
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Technology into the private and public sector, management consulting
Michael has been working in recruitment in the Middle East since 2013, working with both Industry and Consulting clients. At Cooper Fitch, Michael heads up the Technology, Strategy & Management Consulting team where he has successfully delivered on mandates with Big 4, Top tier strategy firms and Boutique Consultancies placing candidates from Associate to Partner level. Furthermore, he has worked with large government entities helping to build their PMO and SMO offices as well as large multinationals recruiting into Corporate Strategy teams.
Michael is experienced in working with talent pools with the following skillsets: Growth Strategy, Market Entry Strategy, Target Operating, Model/Change Management experience, Strategic Planning, Performance Management, Transformation, Digital Strategy, Supply Chain strategy, People & Change, Finance Transformation, PMO, M&A Integration/Separation, Public Policy/Economic Impact.
Our guide unveils expected salary ranges for new hires across various industries and core functions across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for 2021.
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